Science in Government podcast popular during National Science Week

Published: 25 August 2021

Last week wrapped up National Science Week – Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.

Science in Government podcastThis year, Victoria’s Lead Scientist and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist have a fascinating podcast series for anyone who is or ever thought of becoming a scientist.

The podcast takes a dive into the wide range of options open to scientists working in the Victorian Government – from a remote sensing scientist using geospatial data to inform land use and animal production, to people who are working at the centre of some of the state’s most recent emergency responses.

The podcast follows the success of last year’s podcast series, casting the net even wider to cover the breadth of roles and careers on offer to people.

Listen to ten professionals with a range of backgrounds and specialities and also hear from the EPA Victoria’s new Chief Environmental Scientist, Professor Mark Patrick Taylor about the practical differences their work is having in our community.

The podcast series is one of more than 1000 National Science Week events that run each year in August and was a popular choice being downloaded over 100 times.

The podcast seeks to promote an understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) to the Victorian community, explaining the important role of rigour in the scientific method to inform scientific literacy and objective decision making in our state.

Listen now via the Lead Scientist’s website.